Our Culture

Our Culture

There is something uniquely special about CDM Smith. We are family of professionals improving the environment and infrastructure in a place that is committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where you can work on projects that are meaningful to you. And where it’s a priority that the company take good care of you and your family. We do not seek to preserve our culture — we seek to improve it. Every person who joins us helps to shape and evolve the culture further. We find new ways to accomplish more together.
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Filling the Libraries in Nepal
CDM Smith supported the reconstruction of 12 schools after the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal. We raised more than $30,000 to purchase books and tablets for 6,000 students!
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More Than Work Video Series
Our More Than Work series spotlights a few of our best and brightest. Talented and passionate people who go above and beyond every day—inside and outside of work—for their clients, colleagues and communities.
Kevin Chester

Kevin Chester, known as KC, is much more than his title of trans­porta­tion inspector. He’s an athlete, a Florida native and co-founder of the non-profit The Sanford Justice League. See how KC is #MoreThanWork.

Our Culture in Their Words

Initiative is encouraged every day at CDM Smith in our strong research and development (R&D) program. Finding sustainable, long-term solutions to client challenges and learning from our R&D work inspires and motivates me to continue pushing for excellence.
Dung (Zoom) Nguyen
Environmental Engineer
I take pride in mentoring young engineers. That's what brings me to work every day: exciting projects and mentoring.
Chris Schulz
Senior Vice President
I'm working on many local projects, but I'm also a taxpayer and live in this community. I can drive down the street, point to a water tower and proudly tell my kids, 'I helped with that!'
Sheryl Smith
Environmental Engineer
I’m inspired by the opportunity to make a difference. My goal is to ensure we are providing equal opportunity for everyone. Integrity is imbedded in our culture; and as a result, we create an environment that encourages employees to be fair and honest and the best they can be.
Patrice Robbins
Affirmative Action/EEO Program Manager
I was asked to help as a junior engineer, and it has been a great experience for me. Now, it's a great mentoring opportunity to share with new engineers and get them excited to be a part of something special with CDM Smith.
Jeff Bamer
Environmental Engineer
It's important that we see the talent and hire the best people, and then build careers around those talents and our business around our people
Kevin Irby
Vice President
Project Stories: Alumni Drive
The schedule had to be met...everything fell into place and construction was completed a day early, which was a big deal. Now, Alumni Drive has become a front door entrance to our campus.
Keith Ingram, Capital Construction Project Manager, University of Kentucky
Project Stories: Clean Water 2020
CDM Smith’s contributions to the city’s program helped prepare us to respond to the devastating impacts the flooding had on the city’s infrastructure.

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Employee Wellness Donations
This quarter, we donated $25,000 each to the United Way and 4 Paws for Ability, thanks to employees who partic­i­pated in our wellness program.
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CDM Smith Cares
The CDM Smith Cares program is a grass-roots, volunteer program that supports a number of community and charitable organizations and events.
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2020 Employee Photo Contest
In the summer of 2020, we asked CDM Smith employees to once again submit their best photos related to "what we do." We received 260+ entries. Check out the top photos!